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[image]Former Center Director - NASA
EC81-16340 John A. Manke John A. Manke was the Director of Flight Operations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Ames Research Center, including the Ames facility at Moffett Field, California and Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards, California from October 1981 to May 1984. He also served as Site Manager for Dryden, the nation's premiere flight test organization. As Director of Flight Operations, he was responsible for the conduct of aeronautical flight research with som...
Keywords: Who -- John A. Manke; Where -- Ames Research Center ARC; Where -- California
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[image]HL-10 On Rogers Dry Lake Bed With Pilots - NASA
The four principal HL-10 pilots are seen here with the lifting body aircraft. They are, left to right; Air Force Major Jerauld R. Gentry, Air Force test pilot Peter Hoag, and NASA pilots John A. Manke and Bill Dana. The HL-10 was one of five lifting body designs flown at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from July 1966 to November 1975 to study and validate the concept of safely maneuvering and landing a low lift-over-drag vehicle designed for reentry from space.
Keywords: Lifting Bodies; Top 20 Dryden Aircraft; Who -- John A. Manke; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC); Where -- California
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[image]F-15 RPRV Spin Research Vehicle (SRV) attached to B-52 pylon - NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
In this ground photo, one of the F-15 RPRV/SRVs is shown on the same pylon used for the X-15 and lifting body flights. The vehicle was a 3/8 scale model of the F-15 aircraft, and was designed for stall and spin research. The cost was $250,000 for each RPRV versus $6.8 million for an actual F-15. After being released from the B-52, the unpowered vehicle was flown by pilots on the ground, including Einar K...
Keywords: Who -- William H. Dana; Who -- Thomas C. McMurtry; Who -- John A. Manke; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC)
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[image]Test Pilot John A. Manke and M2-F3 Lifting Body - NASA
NASA research pilot John A. Manke is seen here in front of the M2-F3 lifting body. Manke was hired by NASA on May 25, 1962, as a flight research engineer. He was later assigned to the pilot's office and flew various support aircraft including the F-104, F-5D, F-111 and C-47. The M2-F3 reached a top speed of l,064 mph (Mach 1.6). Highest altitude reached by the vehicle was 7l,500 feet on December 21, 1972, the date of its last flight with NASA pilot John Manke at the controls...
Keywords: X-Series Aircraft; Lifting Bodies; Top 20 Dryden Aircraft; Who -- John A. Manke; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter
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[image]HL-10 on lakebed with Jerauld R. Gentry, Peter Hoag, John A. Manke, and Bill Dana - NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
The four principal HL-10 pilots are seen here with the lifting body aircraft. They are, left to right; Air Force Major Jerauld R. Gentry, Air Force test pilot Peter Hoag, and NASA pilots John A. Manke and Bill Dana. All are wearing the pressure suits needed for flying above 50,000 feet. The HL-10 was one of five heavyweight lifting-body designs flown at NASA's Flight Research Center (FRC--later Dryden Flight Research Center), Edwards, California, from July 1966 to November 1975 to study and vali...
Keywords: Who -- John A. Manke; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC); Where -- California; Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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[image]HL-10 pilots assist with pilot entry into lifting body - NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
Not every moment of a test pilot's day is serious business. In a moment of levity, NASA pilots Bill Dana (left) and John A. Manke try to drag Air Force test pilot Peter Hoag away from the HL-10 lifting body while Air Force Major Jerauld R. Gentry helps from the cockpit. These four men were the principal pilots for the HL-10 program. This was not the only prank involving the HL-10 and its pilots. Once "Captain Midnight" (Gentry) and the "Midnight skulkers" sneaked into the NASA hangar and put "U....
Keywords: Who -- John A. Manke; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC); Where -- California; Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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[image]John Manke - NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
On October 1, 1981, John A. Manke was named to head the Directorate of Flight Operations, Ames Research Center, which resulted from the consolidation of NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards, California, and Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California. He also served as site manager of the NASA Ames-Dryden Flight Research Facility. Prior to this assignment, he served as Director of the Flight Operations and Support Directorate at Dryden...
Keywords: Who -- John A. Manke; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC); Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC); Where -- California; Where -- South Dakota; Where -- Wisconsin
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[image]M2-F3 with test pilot John A. Manke - NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
NASA research pilot John A. Manke is seen here in front of the M2-F3 Lifting Body. Manke was hired by NASA on May 25, 1962, as a flight research engineer. He was later assigned to the pilot's office and flew various support aircraft including the F-104, F5D, F-111 and C-47. After leaving the Marine Corps in 1960, Manke worked for Honeywell Corporation as a test engineer for two years before coming to NASA...
Keywords: Who -- John A. Manke; What -- Earth; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC); Where -- Ames Research Center (ARC); Where -- California; Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
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[movies]X-24B launch - air drop from mothership - NASA/Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC)
A fleet of lifting bodies flown at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, from 1963 to l975 demonstrated the ability of pilots to maneuver (in the atmosphere) and safely land a wingless vehicle. These lifting bodies were basically designed so they could fly back to Earth from space and be landed like an aircraft at a pre-determined site. (In 1976 NASA renamed the FRC as the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in honor of Hugh L...
Keywords: Who -- John A. Manke; What -- Earth; What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter; Where -- California; Where -- Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC); Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC); Where -- Denver; Where -- Colorado; Where -- Ohio
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